Owe it All

month-to-month, one bedroom, heat, hot water
yes, i was living like a po' man, like a pauper
til you opened up that door, said you're not po' you're so much more
and you deserve more for your wife and baby daughter
and as ya promised, ya found a palace, and we bought her

now all is changed, yeah all is new
and i owe it all to you
you kindly shined a light when i was in the black
now i'm in the red, white, black and blue
and i owe it all to you
and if i live to be a billion
maybe i'll pay it all back

bubble popped, bye bye job, hey, no problem
we were long off your sheets when that sweet music stopped
come what may, hip hip hooray, who could have known it'd end this way
and when the banks can't help ya through, well you can rob them

cuz all is changed yeah all is new
and i owe it all to you
you bet, you set us free when we were in the black
now we're in the red, white, black and blue
and we owe it all to you
and if we live to be a billion
maybe we'll pay it all back

still i must apologize
mighta told a few white lies
when you winked at me and whispered not to tell them
might've fudged the numbers a bit
forgot to count a coupla kids
but if it gets to be a problem
we can always sell them

and we'll all watch with great sympathy
as those poor banks bleed helplessly
and pray for each hedge fund someone comes to its rescue

cuz all is changed yeah all is new
and we owe it all to you
we spied your bright white smile while idle and alone
and now we're tight as tight can get
in the united states of debt
and though it may sound silly
still it's really one hell of a home

from AIG to fannie M
once we owed it all to them
sure did, they lit us up when we were in the black
well hello china, how d'ya do
now we owe it all to you
and if we live to be a billion
maybe we'll pay it all back

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